If you’ve got some time on your hands, dive into the most famous movie title sequences designed by legendary artist Saul Bass, who worked with inimitable directors up until his death in 1996.
This hour-long compilation samples Bass’ best work with directors like Hitchcock, for whom he also designed iconic posters. Bass applied his jazzy animation style to everything from “Psycho” to “Vertigo” and the vertiginous skyscraper views of “North by Northwest.” Perhaps the most famous hallmark of his creative legacy was the animated cut-out of a heroin addict’s arm created for Otto Preminger’s “Man with the Golden Arm.” Bass’ final sequence preluded the downfall of De Niro’s Vegas kingpin in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 “Casino.”
He also did some nifty fine-point sketches for Kubrick’s “The Shining,” as well as the film’s spooky first poster. Those are here. Bass went on to create the iconic corporate logos of AT&T and the original insignia for United Airlines and Continental.